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2009 – Sound Design

Once all the animation is complete we always have a blast adding sound effects to the piece. Sound always gives it that extra little juice to help drive home what we’re going for. Sometimes it can make a piece feel more ‘real’ and sometimes it just makes it funnier. Whatever the case, sound design gives way more personality to a piece.

For this video we wanted to stick with the whole home-made vibe so the majority of what you hear sprinkled in is us goofing around on the microphone. Sure we could have found dogs growling in our sound library but having Gregg bark into the microphone when Michael Vick gets attacked was much funnier! And yeah, we could have found good sounds for the Twitter birds but having Evan go “Peck! Peck! Peck! Peck!” into the mic just fit the feel of the video. Have a watch (and listen) to the video with everything but the sound design stripped out. You’ll see we did use some fancy sound effects but the bulk of it was just goofy fun…

3 responses to “2009 – Sound Design”

  1. Whoa… that is really funny. Got a better appreciation for the whole thing now that I was able to distinctly hear all those home grown effects.

    Nice job!

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